During the summertime, your air conditioner becomes an extremely valuable asset. Not only does the A/C system keep your home cool, but it also helps filter dust and pollen. Here are four signs that your air conditioner needs to be upgraded.

Increased Energy Bill
If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in your electrical bill, the air conditioner could be the culprit. The newest air conditioners on the market are far more efficient. Over the course of a single year, you could save literally hundreds of dollars.

Your Unit Malfunctions Often
Repeatedly calling the repairman to fix your air conditioner can become an expensive habit. After a period of around 10-12 years, it is not uncommon for an A/C unit to experience mechanical problems.

Poor Cooling
When summer temperatures begin to surge past 90 degrees, your cooling system must be able to handle the extra load. A broken-down A/C unit will have a hard time circulating cool air throughout your residence. This can be an extremely big concern for the homeowners who have children.

Lack of Features
Late-model air conditioners can be equipped with modern features such as smart thermostats.

Maintenance Agreements Give You Peace of Mind

An air conditioning maintenance agreement with Jim McDonald & Sons Heating and Cooling, Inc. ensures that your AC system will be working efficiently when the sweltering days of summer finally hit. Routine maintenance is important to your system and filters need to be changed regularly to ensure proper airflow through the system and proper cooling throughout your home. In addition, our maintenance agreement allows our technicians to properly clean your unit and check for leaks in the cooling system, which if left uncorrected, could lead to much more costly issues down the road. Technicians will also check the ductwork throughout your home to ensure that your unit is cooling efficiently and that no leaks are allowing cool air to escape the system. With our maintenance agreement, you have peace of mind and know that your air conditioning unit will be properly serviced to ensure that it lasts and keeps you and your family cool.

Your air conditioning system is an important component in the home, especially in the summer when the weather is warmer. There are a few things that can go wrong with the system that we can look at before you decide to replace the unit. The first thing that is usually addressed is the filter. If the filter is dirty, then it can prevent cold air from circulating in the home. Another issue is the Freon. If the fluid levels are low, then there isn’t anything to keep the unit cooling in a manner that is conducive to the temperature setting. Other issues could be electrical components or weather related aspects, such as lightning hitting the main unit outside.